Fire Door Signs
What fire door signs do I need for my workplace?
The specific fire door sign, such as fire door keep shut signs, that you need for your workplace will vary depending on the specific fire safety requirements of your country or region. However, there are some general types of fire door signs that are typically required, such as:
- Fire door keep shut signs: These signs indicate that fire doors must be kept closed at all times, except when in use. They are typically red with a white pictogram of a door and the words "Fire Door Keep Shut".
- Fire door keep unlocked signs: These signs indicate that fire doors must be kept unlocked at all times, so that they can be opened easily in an emergency. They are typically green with a white pictogram of a door and the words "Fire Door Keep Unlocked".
- Fire door keep closed except when in use signs: These signs indicate that fire doors must be kept closed except when in use, but they can be unlocked. They are typically yellow with a black border and a pictogram of a door and the words "Fire Door Keep Closed Except When In Use".
- Fire door push bar signs: These signs indicate that fire doors have a push bar that can be used to open them. They are typically green with a white pictogram of a door and the words "Fire Door Push Bar".
In addition to these general types of signs, there may be other specific signs that are required depending on the fire safety requirements of your country or region. For example, if your workplace has a high fire risk, you may need to display signs that indicate the location of fire extinguishers and fire alarms.
The signs should be clear and easy to read, and they should be made from durable materials that will withstand the elements. You should also display them in a prominent location where they are easy to see.
By displaying fire door signs, you can help to ensure that employees and visitors are aware of the fire safety procedures in your workplace and know how to use fire doors in an emergency. This can help to prevent injuries and loss of life in the event of a fire.
Here are some additional tips for displaying fire door signs:
- Use the international pictograms for fire safety signs. These pictograms are universally recognized and can be understood by people of all languages.
- Use large, clear fonts. The signs should be easy to read from a distance.
- Use bright colors. The signs should be easy to see against the background.
- Display the signs in a prominent location. The signs should be placed where they are easy to see and access.
- Keep the signs clean and free of obstructions. The signs should be easy to read and understand.
All our Fire Safety Signs comply with British Standard BS5499. In addition to specifying the sort of sign to be used, the British Standard also specifies where the signs should be placed, how they should be mounted, how they should be lit, and how they should be maintained.